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Uganda: ABC Radio interviews HIV criminalisation survivor, Rosemary Namubiru, and UGANET’s Dora Kiconco Musinguzi

August 18, 2016

Listen to Natasha Mitchell compelling interview with HIV criminalisation survivor, Rosemary Namubiru, and UGANET’s Dora Kiconco Musinguzi on the challenge to the problematic HIV criminalisation statutes within Uganda’s HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act. This seven minute audio report from AIDS … More

Analysis: How is Russia’s HIV-specific law being used to prosecute women living with HIV?

August 4, 2016

(For Russian version, please, scroll down) At the beginning of 2016, a military officer from Moscow discovered that he was HIV-positive during routine testing. Later, his wife Natalia, who had tested positive for HIV several years ago, admitted that she had been … More

Beyond Blame @ AIDS 2016 Communique

July 18, 2016

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, 17 JULY 2016 We cannot end the HIV pandemic without ending the epidemic of criminalisation of people living with HIV. As activists, advocates, lawyers, and researchers engaged in the fight against HIV criminalisation, we are acutely aware … More

Canada: In Nova Scotia, glimmers of hope for science in the prosecution of HIV non-disclosure

June 29, 2016

Analysis by our HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE partner, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. Despite very few prosecutions, Nova Scotia has become an interesting place in Canada with respect to the criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure. In April 2016, a trial judge from … More

Advocates fighting to end HIV criminalisation reach a global TV/web audience on The Stream

June 28, 2016

Last night, HIV criminalisation advocacy reached a global audience on both TV and the internet with The Stream, on Al Jazeera English. During the 30 minute programme, HIV criminalisation survivor, and Sero advisory board member, Ken Pinkela appeared with co-hosts … More

Justice Edwin Cameron: ‘Why HIV criminalisation is bad policy and why I’m proud that advocacy against it is being led by people living with HIV’

May 9, 2016

[This is the foreword to Advancing HIV Justice 2: Buiding momentum in global advocacy against HIV criminalisation, which will be published by the HIV Justice Network and GNP+ tomorrow, Tuesday May 10th.]   Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, … More

Australia: Queensland people living with HIV organisation, QPP, issues position statement on HIV criminalisation (press release)

April 7, 2016

Queensland Positive People (QPP) is a peer-based advocacy organisation which is committed to actively promoting self-determination and empowerment for all people living with HIV (PLHIV) throughout Queensland. Below is their press release issued on 6 April 2016 in the light … More

France: National Aids Council President, Patrick Yeni, on why HIV criminalisation remains a problem for France

April 4, 2016

A year ago, in April 2015, the French National AIDS and Viral Hepatitis Council (Conseil national du sida et des hépatites virales, known simply as ‘CNS’) following extensive research into the law, nature of complaints and prosecutions, and their impact, … More

US: American Psychological Association adopts resolution opposing HIV criminalisation

March 16, 2016

The American Psychological Association (APA) has adopted an evidence-informed resolution on HIV criminalisation in the United States. It was developed with feedback from the APA Committee on Legal Issues and the HIV Medicine Association – who themselves issued a Policy … More

Canada: Latest unjust HIV non-disclosure conviction highlights everything that’s wrong with Canada’s approach

March 9, 2016

Analysis: Canada’s newest sex offenders On March 1, a 29-year-old indigenous woman in Manitoba was sentenced to prison for the crime of aggravated sexual assault. More than four years ago, Marjorie Schenkels had sex without a condom with a friend … More

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